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Pisgah American Style Pale Ale - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 08-01-2005)
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Photo of VaterRoss

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

On-tap at the brewery as part of a flight.

Pours and orange/amber with a small white head. Pretty dark for an APA. Smell is piney hops with a bed of grapefruit poking through. The taste has lots of orange citrus with the pine as a secondary flavor. Malt presence is very weak and I think it could use a bit more carbonation.

Solid APA, but I think they can do better.

From notes, Mar 17, 2012

10-30-2012 15:45:31 | More by VaterRoss
Photo of wceaton

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-08-2012 22:14:55 | More by wceaton
Photo of sdaly3

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-23-2012 15:22:24 | More by sdaly3
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

08-08-2012 04:53:54 | More by carrollmel7
Photo of wedge

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -6.8%

@ Barley's (Asheville)

Clearish amber body, appearing well-carbonated with a ridiculously long-lasting, super fluffy, frothy white head. Lightly floral, spicy hop aromas with some pale fruit. Spicy, fresh floral hops upfront in the flavor...fresh grain and leafy/herbal notes. Fairly earthy overall - not much in the way of citrus. Medium bodied and satisfactorily bitter. While it's not something to get too excited about, it is a solid, pleasant Pale Ale that I enjoy whenever in the Asheville area.

07-21-2012 18:06:02 | More by wedge
Photo of mklinger

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-17-2012 14:28:38 | More by mklinger
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-12-2012 23:41:33 | More by PEIhop
Photo of Texasfan549


3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-06-2012 16:22:42 | More by Texasfan549
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-06-2012 00:01:45 | More by kjkinsey
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

07-04-2012 03:13:17 | More by AustinHughes
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4/5  rDev +5%

06-24-2012 21:42:07 | More by OldTime
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3.63/5  rDev -4.7%

Random beer gift from a friend, served in a snifter. Beer is amber and clear with a nice off white head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention.

Aroma is a little hoppy, earthy, floral, nice.

Beer is medium in body and a little buttery, slightly creamy in the mouthfeel, decent but not great, not a repeat for me.

06-17-2012 15:52:30 | More by drabmuh
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

On tap at Barley's Taproom in Asheville.

A - amber with a hazy orangish hue; soft white head; great retention

S - earthy, piny, floral - decent hop character

T - toasty, burnt malt character; floral, faint grapefruit

M - medium bodied, light carbonation, smooth

This one has an odd malt character. The toasted malt is off putting. The hop character is good but doesn't redeem this one. I'll probably avoid this in the future.

05-26-2012 17:54:11 | More by tdm168
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3.78/5  rDev -0.8%

A: Pours a hazy amber with a thin, creamy white mousse.

S: Faint aromas of ripe peach, nectarine, tangerine, caramel, cream, mandarin orange, and biscuits are present on the nose. Not nearly as assertive as I would like, but still very pleasant.

T: Notes of caramel, cream, vanilla, biscuits, nectarine, peach, tangerine, mandarin orange, lemon, and lime wash across the palate. The finish is gentle and fruity with a wealth of peach, nectarine, orange, and tangerine flavors.

M: Medium in body, smooth, and much creamier than I would expect from a beer of this style. Not all that crisp or dry. Very easy to drink.

O: This is a highly unusual APA, but is very appealing in its own way. The flavor profile is intriguing. I would love to sample this again, either out of the bottle or on-tap.

05-22-2012 12:55:01 | More by mrfrancis
Photo of TheHopHeadGirl

District of Columbia

3.2/5  rDev -16%

6% pale ale from NC. Very cloudy orange color. At pizza paradisio a glass goes 6$. Glad i got a small glass cause its just comparing to thhe dogfish head saison du buff thats sitting on my table. Again, its ok. No aftertaste which is good. But it doesnt stand out either.

05-15-2012 19:20:16 | More by TheHopHeadGirl
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

05-07-2012 13:22:13 | More by twowheelssoar
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

04-30-2012 17:39:06 | More by ssk
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

04-28-2012 13:04:03 | More by acurtis
Photo of Apellonious

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +11%

On tap at pisgah brewery

A - cloudy golden orange. Thin head that sticks on the side of the glass.

S - citrus, fruit, mild hops

T - it's all here, hops, clean finish, some mild sweetness, malts, some back of tongue bitterness.

M - spot on. Great balance.

O - defintiely one of the better apa's I have had. Organic and fresh makes a difference.

04-13-2012 19:27:26 | More by Apellonious
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

04-08-2012 19:15:28 | More by matzah
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

02-25-2012 23:23:17 | More by 13esd
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

02-20-2012 07:43:37 | More by greencovesteve
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-18-2012 21:37:07 | More by Lantern
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-06-2012 21:55:32 | More by bs870621345
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-25-2012 02:05:18 | More by jrenn
Pisgah American Style Pale Ale from Pisgah Brewing Co.
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